Brazilian outfit Palmeiras are reportedly determined to cash in on Tottenham target Gabriel Menino this summer.
Menino has made a real name for himself since breaking into the Palmerias first team over a year ago. Indeed, the 21-year-old has been dubbed the ‘Brazilian Yaya Toure’ for his energy and driving runs from central midfield.
We reported earlier in the week that the midfielder was a target for Jose Mourinho and Daniel Levy.
Menino played a key role in Palmerias’ successful Copa Libertadores and the Copa do Brasil campaign. However, it looks like his club are ready to make the player available.
A report from Mundo Deportivo on Friday states that Palmeiras are not in a position to hang on to the talented star. To that end, they are are ready to do business for the player this summer.
Despite Menino having a release clause of €60m (£51.3m), the report adds Palmeiras will sell for €15-€20m (£12.8 to £17.1m).
Spurs are not the only club interested, however, with Chelsea and Atletico Madrid also keen.
But at this stage, it does look as if Mourinho’s men are favourites to add another talented youngster to their squad.
Levy backtracks on Dele Alli asking price
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is reportedly ready to backtrack on the £45million fee he wants for Dele Alli, with the midfielder set for a bargain summer exit.
Jose Mourinho was said to be “upset” when Levy overruled him and blocked Alli’s January switch to PSG, as per Football Insider. Major talks were held with the Ligue 1 giants over a loan switch for the England international, with Levy wanting a £3m fee.
However, PSG offered less than that, which prompted Levy to push for a permanent deal that never materialised.
The Spurs transfer chief valued the 24-year-old at around £45m in the winter window. But with prices being slashed across Europe due to Covid-19 that figure has been reassessed.
Levy was hoping that more game time in the second half of the season might boost Alli’s asking price.
However, the midfielder has started only one Premier League game since the opener against Everton. That being said, Alli has looked a little more like his old self when he’s been called on.
The former MK Dons star is at least making the bench regularly now, which he wasn’t earlier in the campaign.
But despite seeing more action, Football Insider claims that Levy is now working on selling the player for a cut-price £25m.